Trump insists GOP will 'totally' protect pre-existing conditions, despite ObamaCare repeal efforts

Trump insists GOP will 'totally' protect pre-existing conditions, despite ObamaCare repeal efforts
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President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE tweeted Wednesday that the GOP would “totally protect people with pre-existing conditions," trying to fend off Democratic attacks on Republicans who voted to repeal ObamaCare.

“Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican,” Trump tweeted.

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Republicans in tough races have been scrambling to say that they will protect people with pre-existing conditions as Democrats use the issue and GOP votes to repeal ObamaCare as a key line of attack.

Trump last year supported GOP-authored ObamaCare repeal bills that would have weakened protections for pre-existing conditions. The bill from House Republicans, for example, allowed states to get waivers to allow insurers to spike premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

The Trump administration is also supporting a lawsuit currently in federal court seeking to overturn ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

It is unclear what Trump is pointing to when he says Democrats will not protect pre-existing conditions.

No Democrat supported the GOP ObamaCare repeal bills last year, and congressional Democrats are united in maintaining those protections.